Mapping and Monitoring Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans
Towards 2nd generation of Security Sector Reforms in MACEDONIA
Transparency of the Security Sector in Macedonia
Almanac on Security Sector Reforms in the Western Balkans
Context Analysis of the Security Sector Reform in Macedonia 1991 – 2008
Security Policies in the Western Balkans
Project dates: February 2009 – March 2012
Analytica in cooperation with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP), the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and five other Think Tanks from the Western Balkans started working on mapping and monitoring the security sector reforms in the region.
The project aims:
To enhance the capacity and knowledge of the civil society in overseeing national security processes through the development of national SSR mapping indicators in the Western Balkans;
To promote cooperation between regional civil society actors and improve regional transparency of SSR processes in neighboring countries;
In the first year and a half of the three year project (2009‐2011), Analytica worked on:
- Context Analysis Paper which gives an extensive overview of the developments in the spheres of security, defense and NATO integration of Macedonia for the period from 1991 – 2008;
- Bibliography on the Security Sector Reforms in the Republic of Macedonia;
- Chronology of dates which are important for the reform processes in the field of the security sector;
- Legal state and Security Sector;
- Control and Oversight by the Independent State Institutions of the Security Sector;
- General Transparency of the Security Sector actors and
- Parliamentary Control and oversight of the Security Sector;
Apart from these areas, the project envisages additional research and analyses on the following topics:
- Representativeness of national minorities and women in the security sector structures;
- Financial transparency of the security sector actors;
- Executive control, judicial control and legitimacy and
- Human rights protection and physical security;
With the aim to strengthen researchers’ capacities and train them with the newest methodological tools, the researchers working on the project regularly undergo trainings with experts from the region as well as from DCAF. In the previous period we have participated at five trainings in: Belgrade, Budva, Mavrovo, Durres and Zagreb. The end product of the project is an Almanac encompassing analyses from all the countries involved in the project, which would additionally give a comparative picture of the implementation of the second generation of security sector reforms. The publication is due to be published in 2011.
The six local partner organisations involved in the project are: the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) Belgrade, the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), Podgorica; the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) Sarajevo; the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), Tirana; the Institute for International Relations (IMO), Zagreb; and the Kosovo Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), Pristina.
The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.